The Presentation of Christ (Candlemas)
Prayer for the week
God of the Ages
At the Feast of the Presentation of Christ we witness three generations coming before you in praise and Thanksgiving. Young parents and their baby are welcomed in the Temple by the faithful elders. May we show solidarity between the generations, supporting those with new responsibilities, or those facing the frailties of age. Amen.
Canon Carol Wardman
Collect for the week
Almighty and everliving God,
clothed in majesty,
whose beloved Son was this day presented in the Temple,
in substance of our flesh:
grant that we may be presented to you
with pure and clean hearts,
by your Son Jesus Christ our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.